NTL broadband trying to share via a hub

  possum66 16:44 29 Oct 2003

Hi I have a desktop and laptop PC. Ntl BB comes to the desktop via an ethernet strasight cable into a Planet 5 port hub.
The Lptop connection works as on all the usual swops but not IE or OE. I just cannot get a connection. I have spent 4 hours on the phone to NTL support and the twice I have been connected as soon as I explain the problem I get cut off.
Any ideas please, other than sack NTL

  possum66 16:45 29 Oct 2003

Sorry should have said desktop on (*SE and laptop on XP>

  BlueMeanie 18:13 29 Oct 2003

Hi, I think a router is required rather than a hub/switch. Ntl broadband can only talk to one IP address. The router has its own IP address for ntl to talk to, prior to it being split between several PC's. Try the following ntl link:
click here

  possum66 18:15 29 Oct 2003

No,Cable to hub,hub splits into two,one to desktop and one to laptop. I have an IP address for the desktop but now can't get one for the laptop.

  possum66 21:26 31 Oct 2003

Thank you to all for the advise and the links. They have sorrted the problem.
Still awaiting response from NTL>

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